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Victorian Bands’ League
CONTEST CONVENOR REQUIRED
The Victorian Bands’ League seeks an enthusiastic, experienced and capable person to undertake the role of Contest Convenor.
The Victorian Bands’ League (VBL) is the peak body for community bands in the state of Victoria. The League consists of more than 50 brass and concert bands from metropolitan and regional centres and works to assist the promotion of banding in schools and communities. The VBL collaborates with the Royal South Street Society in the organisation and presentation of the annual Victorian State Band Championships, and works with eisteddfod societies in Bendigo ant Traralgon to produce regional band contests in those areas. The VBL also organises the Victorian State Solo and Ensemble Championship each year.
The Contest Convenor will attend to all administrative and logistic tasks associated with the Victorian State Band Championships and the Victorian State Solo and Ensemble Championships. This person will ensure that these events are well organised and presented with the objective of providing a high level of efficiency for the VBL and satisfaction for participants.
The successful candidate will have experience in producing concerts and musical events, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and display an understanding of the context of community-based music making.
This position is offered initially for one year, with the possibility of extension. An honorarium will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
A Position Description is available here.
Should you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Kevin Cameron (VBL President) on 0419 496894.
Applications should include a cover letter, a statement that addresses the Selection Criteria, and curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of two referees and be addressed to:
Victorian Bands’ League
Applications close on Friday 8 June 2018.
Please note – all applicants must declare any convictions of any criminal offences and that all information supplied is accurate and complete.
FOR SALE: Boosey and Hawkes Imperial Eb tuba. In very good condition with hard case (worn but usable). $2500. Located in Canberra.
Please contact 0414926286 for further details.
The Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Bands League was held on Sunday 6 May and the delegates of member bands reflected on a year where much was achieved for banding in Victoria.
Megan Stapleton chaired her last meeting as VBL President, ending a term of six years in the role and more than 15 years as a member of the VBL Executive team. Megan’s achievements have been substantial – the longest continuing term as President of the VBL, the first woman to be elected to the role, and the strengthening of the association in terms of member participation, collaboration, and financial strength. Megan has made a substantial and sustained contribution to the band movement in Victoria and we thank her for the considerable time, commitment and skill she has brought to the role of President.
The newly elected President of the Victorian Bands League is Kevin Cameron. Kevin is Music Director of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Wind Symphony and Concert Band and Director of Bands and Orchestras at Geelong Grammar School. Kevin is widely known for his work in banding as a leading conductor, adjudicator and educator. He has been involved in banding for over 30 years and has served terms as President of the South Australian Band Association and as President of the National Band Council of Australia (NBCA). Kevin is a life member of the SA Band Association and the Unley Concert Band, where he served 12 years as Music Director.
We congratulate the following delegates on their election to the 2018-19 VBL Executive:
Danny van Bergen – Vice President
Jeremy de Korte – Vice President
Marlene Davies – Treasurer
John Kelly – Registrar
Louise Peters – Minute Secretary
Ian Douglas – Councillor
Con Haralambeas – Councillor
Jenny Barker – Councillor
Fred Trewartha – Councillor
The VBL presented two Life Memberships at yesterday’s meeting. We acknowledge the sustained contribution and commitment of Daniel van Bergen and Peter Heath to the Victorian Bands League.
The new President and VBL Executive look forward to working with our bands and their members as we move forward.